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Monday, 15 October 2018

What I Got For My Birthday & Our Wedding Anniversary!


It feels like months ago, not just over a month ago, that I celebrated my 28th birthday, and hubby and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. So I thought it was about time I shared the lovely gifts I received for my birthday, and the lovely present my hubby bought me for our first wedding anniversary, on my blog. 
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Sunday, 7 October 2018

A Unique Gift Idea* || With Moon Land


I'm loathe to say the C word yet but...guys, it's nearly Christmas. And I know that many of us will be starting the hunt for that perfect Christmas present for your loved ones. If, like me, you have someone in your life who is incredibly fussy, or who already has everything, then I have a unique gift idea for you! 
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Friday, 5 October 2018

Book Review: The Woolgrower's Companion by Joy Rhoades*


Australia 1945. Until now Kate Dowd has led a sheltered life on Amiens, her family's sprawling sheep station in northern New South Wales. The horrors of war have for the most part left her untouched. But with her father succumbing to wounds he's borne since the Great War, the management of the farm is increasingly falling on Kate's shoulders.

With only the sheep-rearing book The Woolgrower's Companion to guide her, Kate rises to the challenge. However the arrival of two Italian POW labourers unsettles not only the other workers, but Kate too -- especially when she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Luca Canali.

Then she receives devastating news. The farm is near bankrupt and the bank is set to repossess. Given just eight weeks to pay the debt, Kate is now in a race to save everything she holds dear.



The Woolgrower’s Companion is the gripping story of one woman’s fight to save her home and a passionate tribute to Australia’s landscape and its people.
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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

September-October Book Haul

Guess what it's time for? Another book haul! Now, one of my goals for last month was to buy no more than four books that month. I think we all know how that went. I think we all knew how that goal was going to go, to be fair. Yeah, I bought a lot more than just four. So here's a peek at what books I've been buying recently.

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Monday, 1 October 2018

October Goals!


I'm not going to dissect last month's goals. Suffice it to say, things did not go to plan. However, I did have a fantastic month. It was my birthday month, and our first wedding anniversary. Hubby and I had a week off together, and filled it with lots of fun things. So I'm happy. I will say that I did, at least, manage to complete one of last month's goals; to read a sci-fi novel. The rest of them? Let's not go there. Instead, let's take a look at the goals I'm setting myself for October.
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Sunday, 30 September 2018

September Reading Wrap-Up//October TBR

Whenever I start these posts, I always think I haven't read many books this past month. And I'm usually wrong. I've normally read a lot more books than I first thought. Not this time, though. September was such a busy month, and I became obsessed with a new game (Two Point Hospital), that I rarely had time for reading. So this'll be quite a short post. Which, I suppose, makes a change. Here's what little I read in September, and what's on my TBR pile for October! 



This month, I mostly read outside of my comfort zone, as I worked my way through my "To Review" pile. I started the  month with The Woolgrower's Companion(****) by Joy Rhoades, a historical/romance novel that I loved. I continued the month with the second instalment in The Aaru Cycle series, Aaru: Halls of Hel(***) by David Meredith. A dark and gripping read that really had me on the edge of my seat throughout.
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Friday, 28 September 2018

September Favourites!

Where has this year gone? September's almost over now, and we're heading into October. How is that even possible? Halloween will be over before you know it, and we'll be hurtling towards Christmas again. I'm not ready! Let's live in September a little longer, eh? Here's a few of my favourite things from the month. 


I spent my birthday in my favourite place on earth; Cotswold Wildlife Park. Mummy, Daddy and Baby Otter were out enjoying the sunshine and I was thrilled. Otters are one of my fave animals and last time we visited, they were asleep. So it was brilliant to watch one root around for food in the pebbles, another sunbathe, and another eat some crab in their little lake.
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